|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||26 September 2022|
In today’s interconnected world, existing and emerging threats to privacy and security are of ever-growing concern. In addition to technical skills, security professionals need to be aware of the regulatory and ethical dimensions of security and privacy. Development of sound security policies and procedures to ensure compliance via security auditing are crucial in being confident that an organisation’s data and communications are secure. This advanced course forms an end-point in the formal investigation into security, and provides the skills for practitioners to continue to grow their expertise over a large range of present and future security technologies.
Building on basic knowledge of security concepts, this course introduces more advanced topics in IT security. Students will gain knowledge and hands-on experience with AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting), penetration testing and other concepts around security auditing and forensic analysis. A key task for security professionals, beyond the technical skills, is to take business requirements and craft appropriate policies, with reference to regulations and ethical conduct, and thus the course discusses ethics and legal issues in security and privacy and also presents methods of developing policy.